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RCN Nursing Awards 2021 open for entries: who will be named nurse of the year?

Individuals and teams invited to nominate across 15 award categories

Downing Street

Nurses urged to join virtual march on Downing Street in pay protest

Online event on 22 April will demand government reconsider recommendation for 1% pay rise

RCN chief temporarily steps back from role after cycling accident

General secretary Dame Professor Donna Kinnair on sick leave to recover from injuries

woman in a formal meeting shakes hands

Free mentoring: bid to boost diversity in senior nursing roles

Support for Filipino nurses hoping for career progression to UK profession’s top jobs

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: what nurses need to know

A new report shows value of early interventions and community CPR training

Nursing student Naana Aisha Issaka

Student covers cost of nursing degree through Instagram appeal

Crowdfunding plea raises thousands after failed attempt to get student loan

Evidence and Practice

Carbon monoxide exposure

Screening and management of unintentional low-level carbon monoxide exposure in the...

The pathophysiology, signs and symptoms of patients with low-level carbon monoxide exposure

Understanding the effect of post-traumatic stress on the professional quality of life of pre-hospital emergency staff

The effect of post-traumatic stress on quality of life of pre-hospital emergency staff

Determining the relationship between symptoms of PTSD and professional quality of life

Outcomes of ondansetron use in children with gastroenteritis in the emergency department: a literature review

Outcomes of ondansetron use in children with gastroenteritis in the emergency...

Findings of a literature review of outcomes of ondansetron use in children with...

Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

Evaluating a new trauma and critical care management course for nurses

Developing the course and a discussion of the course evaluation findings

How to get care right for people with learning disabilities in the emergency department

To get care and treatment right it is essential to ‘ask and engage’ people

Hand injury: investigating the accuracy of referrals to a specialist trauma centre

Hand injury: investigating the accuracy of referrals to a specialist trauma centre

Report on a service improvement project aiming to determine accuracy of hand injury referrals

Features

Hand hygiene: how can you be sure your workplace is getting it right?

Compliance is critical to patient safety, but monitoring it is far from straightforward

Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis: how to make a swift diagnosis, treat, monitor and advise patients

What nurses should know about this systemic allergic reaction and medical emergency

COVID-19: why pressure on emergency departments is taking a toll

Winter pressures and rising COVID-19 cases put emergency departments at eye of the storm

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Nurses, healthcare assistants and other nursing professionals from across the UK who have died during the COVID-19 pandemi

COVID-19: remembering the nursing staff who have lost their lives

Colleagues and families pay tribute to nursing professionals who have died across the UK

Glove use and vaccinations: what the COVID-19 guidance says

There has been some confusion over whether gloves should be worn by vaccinators

Domestic abuse: how to spot the signs and support colleagues who may be affected

Nurses in all sectors will have contact with victims, but can also be at risk themselves

Opinion

Event medicine: could you provide medical care in constantly changing environments?

An emergency care practitioner explains the appeal of providing care at big events

Nurse wearing a face mask – COVID-19 face coverings pose communication challenges for healthcare staff and people who are deaf or have dementia

Face masks: how nurses can overcome the communication barrier and reassure patients

Compulsory face coverings pose particular challenges when patients are deaf or have dementia

Epilepsy

Epilepsy and sudden unexpected death: what nurses need to know

How can you reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epileptic people?

Students

Why we’re glad we opted-in to paid clinical placements to help the NHS during COVID-19

Reflections on the unforgettable experience of front-line practice during the pandemic

Prison nursing: why its complexity makes it a rich learning environment for students

Clinical placements in criminal justice settings offer a wide spectrum of nursing experience

Illustration showing a nurse standing in front open an open door with the sign 'In', choosing to opt in to a clinical placement

COVID-19: why I’m glad I faced my fears and opted for extended clinical placement anyway

I have learned so much about being a nurse by working in a great ED team during the pandemic

Careers

Is it time to step up to a band 6 nursing position?

The pandemic may have given you a taste of more senior roles – so consider your next move

Why human factors is about more than communication and teamwork

How human factors can improve nurses’ workplaces and create safer, streamlined services

Critical care in the community: how a secondment has expanded my skills and experience

RCN Nurse of the Year Ana Waddington is pushing her boundaries in a mobile response unit role

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